iMovie: Easy and Fun
The introduction of iMovie 1.0 was a bona fide "aha" moment. Gone were the days of long, choppy videotape recordings, replaced by the capability for any average user to accomplish on his or her Mac what previously required thousands of dollars of equipment and years of specialized training. iMovie HD is as easy to use as ever, and is the first consumer-level editing program to support the nascent field of editing HD footage. How things have changed!
Jeff Carlson is the author of iMovie HD & iDVD 5 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit, 2005, ISBN 0321335422) and Managing Editor of TidBITS. He lives in Seattle, where the weather is often conducive to editing video indoors.